The Lover's Secret
No Exceptions 1
New Adult Contemporary Romance
August 4, 2014
When a sexy encounter comes like a dream and leaves like a nightmare…Brooke Stewart thinks she’s finally safe. After witnessing the crime of a killer, she can move on from her past. But after one night at the Trio Hotel and meeting the sexy stranger with the green eyes that can steal one’s soul, her life is changed forever. Passions run deep. The game is supposed to be for one night with no strings attached.What she doesn’t know is that the sexy stranger has an agenda of his own. Brooke Stewart has something he desperately wants, something he can't admit to the woman he tries to get to surrender. A secret so deep it would upend her life if she found out too soon. He’s almost reached his goal, and then she gets a letter she was not meant to read. Suddenly, secrets get a completely new meaning.Is the past really ever the past?
No Exceptions is...
J.C. Reed: THE LOVER'S SECRET is Book 1 in the No Exceptions series. It features the same main characters in every book, but as the story progresses, you’re introduced to new sub characters that play an important role in the storyline and the mystery surrounding the main characters, Brooke and Jett.
J.C. Reed: The Lover’s Secret centres around two protagonists: Brooke Stewart and Jett Mayfield. Brooke Stewart has experienced a lot of loss and pain in her life. Because of that, she is extremely mistrustful and weary. She questions people’s behaviour and motives. And she doesn’t like others to take control.
Jett Mayfield is pure alpha. He is used to wealth, success, and getting what he wants. So when he sets his mind on something, he tries to achieve it. He finds Brooke’s feistiness and sarcasm attractive. Because both of them are independent individuals, there is a power struggle in their relationship. Both don’t like to give up control and as such there are conflicts, especially when they don’t see eye to eye.
J.C. Reed: THE LOVER'S SECRET focuses, like the name says, around secrets. And every secret involves a lie or two. It’s similar to other books in the genre involving drama, lies, and betrayal, but it also differs in the way the way the story starts and evolves. Without giving away too much, I’ll only say this: Brooke Stewart is a survivor and murder witness. This isn’t your usual boy meets girl romance novel. The characters are three-dimensional with pasts that haunt them. They might give in to their bodies’ desires, but they sure don’t open their hearts without fear of being broken.
J.C. Reed is the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and USA Today bestselling author of SURRENDER YOUR LOVE and CONQUER YOUR LOVE. She writes steamy contemporary fiction with a touch of mystery. When she's not typing away on her keyboard, forgetting the world around her, she dreams of returning to the beautiful mountains of Wyoming. You can also find her chatting on Facebook with her readers or spending time with her two children.
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